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IBM Selectric II Typewriter Launch Announcements

I've been looking for information on when the Selectric II and Correcting Selectric II typewriters were launched.  As I had expected, not much time elapsed from the time IBM announced the Selectric II typewriter and the announcement of its successor, the CORRECTING Selectric II typewriter.  I don't tend to see too many non correcting Selectric II these days.  Once the ability to correct errors was available, I'm sure lots of early Selectric II's were traded in for their successors.   Here's the announcement for the Selectric II.  This comes from the Kingston Daily Freedom, September 13, 1971. Article Link Less than a year later, IBM announces the Correcting Selectric II typewriter as seen in the March 4, 1973 Edition of...

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A Word About Buying a Typewriter Online

  I don't know how many typewriters we've sold on our online store and shipped across the country but there have been dozens.  We've even shipped a typewriter as far away as Hawaii while shipping some just down the road from us. If you've never attempted to ship a large, heavy, fragile item before, it's a real challenge.  Generally speaking, it's always a bad idea to subject a vintage typewriter to the rigors of shipping but it can be done fairly successfully.  Over the last three years, we've learned the best practices of shipping a typewriter while also experiencing what it's like to have a typewriter arrive at your door that someone didn't pack well and see the damage that...

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Our Next Type-In is Coming!

We're planning to host another Type-In in May!!  If you're interested in coming, please complete the short survey below. We will be meeting in a great space in downtown Lexington called The Plantory!  We'll have lots of room and even refreshments! Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested! Read about our last Type-In. Loading...   

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